Metabones has announced a 4th-gen Canon EF lens to Sony E-Mount camera adapter with improved performance and internal structure. If you are looking for more lenses for your Sony A7, A7R or A7S, this is one way to expand your options. [Read more...]
Note, this is likely a grey market item and not eligible for Canon USA warranty coverage. ebay seller digjungle has a positive feedback rating of 98.9% at the time of this post.
Before the 5D Mark III was released, we heard rumors that the camera would feature 4K video. Of course, that seems silly now given Canon’s conservative approach in releasing new DSLRs and video products in recent years. And in the Twilight Zone of the camera industry we live in now, Canon is the one that started this whole HDSLR craze after all with a groundbreaking product in the 5D Mark II.
Of course, Canon didn’t know what it had with the 5D Mark II. Canon would have almost certainly neutered it or rebranding the model with a much higher price tag if it knew that it would be the catalyst to the democratization of filmmaking.
The 5D Mark III was released as a very solid camera and a proper successor to the 5D Mark II. Great low light performance, much better AF and a respectable upgrade in the video department. However, it wasn’t groundbreaking. It was a calculated, incremental upgrade. It was solid and it was safe.
In the mean time, Canon has released a series of EOS Cinema cameras geared toward the professional filmmaking and video industry. The C100 currently runs about $5000, while the top-end C500 runs $20,000.
Canon and the 4K Dilemma
If you want to shoot 4K with a Canon camera, [Read more...]
B&H has made a huge drop in Canon 7D prices with up to $600 off regular prices. Could this be a response to the rumored Canon 7D Mark II coming in the next couple months?
The Canon 7D body can now be had for $999 (reg. $1499) and includes a free 16GB SanDisk Extreme CF card and spare battery, along with 2% rewards and free expedited shipping. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Finally, the Canon 7D with the EF 28-135mm IS lens is $1099 (reg. $1699) and includes 2% rewards and free expedited shipping. Check it out here at B&H Photo.